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Funicular

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Rua Bica D Belo 44, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 917 043 165
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I'm not sure why this comes up as a restaurant. It is not a restaurant, it is a mode of transportation. All of the funiculars in Lisbon are fun to ride, especially if it is off-season and you don't have to crowd in like sardines. Rua Bica is a very narrow street and often decorated. It's true what others say,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I wouldn't make a special trip just to go for a ride, but if you're there go for it. at the top is a street with loads of good cheap eats.

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Thank VickyL87
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I don't know why this is listed under "Restaurants." I took a short funicular ride to the Sao Roque Church. It rumbled and rattled along a steep street very close to the buildings. I was able to use my Zap card for about 1.40 euros a ride otherwise it costs almost 4 euros if buying onboard. It fills up with... More 

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Thank yumaborn
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The distance travelled is not great but on foot the hill is very steep and the 5 Euro cost can be reduced by buying an all day public transport pass for around 9 euros. It is great fun to travel on such an old tram squashed in with a cosmopolitan group of fellow travelers looking forward to their evening out.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Tricky to find but what a glory to find. Tucked away behind what appears to be a slightly open door is this cheeky and fun looking vehicle. Take it up the Da Bica to the top. Very friendly driver too 🙂

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Thank MonsterMash3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We chose to go up in the funicular when we were put off by the very long queue for the Elevador de Santo Justa. There are great views at the top, and since your ticket is a return, it's easy to get back down to the wide avenues of Lisbon city centre.

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Thank Viv C
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

This funicular (elevador da Bica) is one of 4 that one can find in Lisbon. These are as traditional as can be. But nowadays are mostrly used by tourists. It's a very nice way to go from the river side Cais do Sodré to the hill of Bairro Alto. Just enjoy the ride.

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Thank ArtemisaS
Derbyshire
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This attraction whilst a worthy piece of Portuguese history is vastly over priced and over crowded. It is manned by two nasty little men who on our visit tried to overcrowd the vehicle and then when we along with other people refused to get on due to overcrowding proceeded to belittle us in front of a crowd. Fortunately most of... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

stupidly expensive! Here is the trick: buy a 24 hour pass in the metro station, it'll cost you 6E plus a 50 cent fee, its good from the first time you validate it. ride the 28 out to one end and back to the other, ride all three funiculars, take the metro somewhere, and then start walking. Its an easy... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

We got on - it went up a steep incline and got off in the middle of a residential street. We thought at least there would have been something nice to see or do at the top. Obviously they were designed for residents. They look good for a photo.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: Rua Bica D Belo 44, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 917 043 165

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or the fresh grilled fish, at Príncipe do Calhariz, and later explore the dozens of streets full of bars and clubs! Whether you're visiting for a day or a whole week, make sure you visit Bairro Alto and its surroundings.
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